Travelers to the Gulf States typically flock to the area for the beautiful weather, sandy beaches and tropical atmosphere. Fortunately, with the predication of El Nino, visitors will find the season unusually mild and ideal for a summer vacation.
Understanding El Nino
Finding a destination where you can build memories together as a family is important. While the weather can be unpredictable no matter where you venture, having the backing of El Nino behind you is welcoming, especially for those traversing to the Gulf States. An El Nino brewing could bring good news to those in Florida because the winds that drive it may shear the actual storms in a more equatorial position before they developinto a hurricane. Keeping moisture far south of the Gulf States. According to NOAA, El Ni±o has been significantly reducing Atlantic hurricane activity this season.
El Nino can also bring warmer temperatures and drier conditions, more favorable for outdoor activity. This is especially good news for those who want to go on vacation and participate in outdoor activities such as swimming, surfing, running, jet skiing, fishing and just chilling on the beach without the worry of bad weather.
St. Peters berg, Florida sits between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. It also recently capture the title of having the most sunny days consecutively. While museums and galleries make great activities for rainy days, forecasted El Nino predictions leave travelers hopeful that they can partake in some outdoor fun such as Adventure Parks and dining al fresco. If you’re looking for some outdoor adventure in Florida closer to popular theme parks, Westgate Resorts in Orlando has an assortment of amenities to keep you and your family busy. In addition to offering some amazing vacation packages, they are also situated close to Sea World, Disney and Universal Studios.
Hike in the Park
The Gulf Coast of Florida has over 33 parks and each one has something to make it special and unique. If you want to explore caves, you may want to try the Florida Caverns Park located in Marianna. Falling State Park is also great for hiking, and you can visit the tallest waterfall. St. Mark’s historic trail in Tallahassee is great for cycling enthusiasts because of its traffic-free paths.
El Nino appears to be ramping up and because its appearance can cut Florida’s hurricane chances of happening, this means good news for those traveling to the area. If you enjoy hitting the links, Panama City has a course for you. Situated at Bay Point Resort is the only course designed by Jack Nicklaus in all of Northwest Florida. Imagine 7,000 yards of breathtaking scenery and views of St. Andrews Bay, and the Grand Lagoon. However, if you’re aren’t quite up to such a challenge, there are other easier courses such as the Meadows golf course located in Bay Point.
Hurricanes can offer up a host of destruction, especially when it comes to the waters. However, El Nino forecasts offer tourists a front seat experience to some of the best fishing the region has to offer. Pensacola, Destin and Panama City offer an overabundance of quality fishing excursions. If you’re looking to relax, a more serene fishing option is the quaint fishing village at Steinhatchee.
Hit the Beach
The Gulf Coast beaches of Florida are some of the most scenic and tranquil in the country. The soft sand makes it easy for those looking to relax with a good book. If you’re up for some adventure, the Gulf Coast is lined with white sandy beaches, calm waters and barrier islands. The warmer weather provided by El Nino also make it the ideal spot for those who are looking to fish, swim, sail or jet ski without the fear of rough waters or hurricanes. Panama City’s beaches are typically more populated. However, if you’re looking for something a little more secluded, you may want to try Destin.
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